Security and terrorism: managing risks

This meeting focused on security and terrorism and discussed what actions charity facilities managers can take to mitigate risks. 

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Facilities managers need to exercise vigilance to protect their organisations from a range of threats.

Like all organisations, charities today need to be aware of  the potential risk too their employees and buildings due to terrorism.

Authorities in the UK and around the world are warning of the ongoing threat of terrorist acts, particularly in urban areas, at public events and other crowded places. Charities are responsible for the safety of staff, volunteers or service users,  and should be aware of the risks, how to mitigate risk, and how to react in the event of an emergency situation.

Facilities managers will play an vital part in any charity’s emergency planning and resilience strategy.

This meeting will look at how to undertake contingency planning, particularly in relation to counter terrorism strategies.

About the speakers:

Ian Bright LCGI, Counter Terrorism Security Advisor, The Metropolitan Police 
Ian Bright is one of a team of Counter Terrorism Security Advisors (CTSAs) who work with professional bodies across London, making sure their protective security measures and plans are kept up to date with the latest counter-terrorism security advice.

Chris Phillips GCGI FSyI FCIISCM, MD, Ippso Ltd
Chris Phillips is a consultant, speaker and counter terrorism and security expert. He is a former senior police officer with expertise in Counter Terrorism (CT) strategy, protective security, CT training, risk assessment and quality assurance. 

His recent work on crisis management has included writing and delivering crisis management training and exercising for organisations such as Marks and Spencer and BAA, as well as exercises for Shakespeare’s Globe, The National Theatre and a number of schools. 

Our thanks to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for hosting this meeting at Savoy Place, London.